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European Union expands punishing sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK, NY - The 27-member state EU adopted today additional sanctions that step up the already punishing measures against Iran's banking and energy sectors.

New EU sanctions target sources of finance for Iranian nuclear program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over the Iranian nuclear program, the Council today broadened the EU's restrictive measures against that country.

Syrian tourism to shift to the East for new markets

DAMASCUS, Syria - Switching to new markets was the most important strategy Syria has lately taken to salvage tourism, the country's second largest source of foreign currency, from inevitable breakdown

USAID denies it broke Burma sanctions

USAID denies it has violated either the letter or spirit of US legislation on aid to Burma by funding the ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE) Project, according to the agency’s communications di

African Union and UN impose sanctions on Madagascar

Following weeks of unsuccessful talks with the present regime in Tananarive, the patience of international observers and the African Union have finally run out.

Eritrea subjected to UN sanctions

Eritrea got an unwelcome Christmas present from the UN Security Council, when in a 13-0-1 vote the council opted for sanctions until such time that the country "ceases arming, training, and equipping

It’s Hidden Sanction Says Angry Tourism Stakeholder

The unexpected cancellation of the Delta Airlines flights from Atlanta to Nairobi last Wednesday caused angry reactions amongst tourism stakeholders in Nairobi.

eTN Inbox: The Struggle to engage Myanmar

Predictably, the stance taken by Danish Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs put the cat among the pigeons in Denmark recently when she dared to suggest that perhaps sanctions weren’t working, and tha